Beetle ID?

Beetle eating my beans
Beetle eating my beans

This and its friends are eating my beans.  Do you know what it is?  It has a black sheild like bean leaf beetles but I couldn’t find any pictures with this much black elswhere on them.

My biggest concern is whether it will damage the beans that I’m saving for seeds, like the bean that it’s on.  And whether the damage will be obvious enough that I can discard them.

One thought on “Beetle ID?”

  1. It’s an immature form of of one of the members of the Hemiptera, a whole lotta bugs. The green stink bug, from the same group has also been found a lot on the same beans so maybe that one. Good news is that their damage is visible and probably won’t affect my next year’s seeds.

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